External Scrutiny Team

The Future Reserves 2020 (FR20) Independent Commission identified a requirement for an annual report by an External Scrutiny Team (EST) on the overall state of the Reserve Forces. The first two reports were provided at the request of the Secretary of State (SofS) for Defence in 2013 and 2014. On 1 October 2014, the Reserves Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA) had a statutory duty placed on them to report annually to Parliament on the state, and an assessment of the capabilities of, the United Kingdom’s Reserve Forces.

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